May 18, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin (18) heads past second after a double by second baseman Jedd Gyorko (not pictured) in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Carlos Quentin has four hits in twelve at-bats since returning from the DL on May 13th. He hit his first home run of the season on Saturday and got a hit in his first at-bat today. The Padres are 3-3 with Quentin in the lineup, and his bat is invaluable moving forward. Hopefully, his groin injury is a minor blip in an otherwise successful season for the Padres slugger.
According to Dennis Lin of the U~T San Diego, Quentin injured his groin running from first-to-third in the first inning as well as attempting to beat out a triple play in the third inning against the Colorado Rockies:
By all indications, Quentin and the Padres are taking precautionary measures to ensure the left fielder is healthy long term:
The Padres’ lineup is a work in progress, and Quentin provides much needed run support. With an off day tomorrow, expect him to be back on Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins.